Vanessa Rutigliano

Career Counselor

Education: B.A. in Psychology, The College of New Jersey; Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, University of Pennsylvania

Your main role: My role is to work individually with students of all majors and class years to provide career counseling. This includes helping support students' job and internship search processes, major and career exploration, networking, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing. I also serve as liaison to student organizations based within the Division of Student Life.

How you got here: As an undergraduate, I worked as a student intern in the Career Center and immediately fell in love with the field of career services. I began pursuing my Master's degree in higher education administration with a focus in counseling, and started working at SJU!

Your best piece of career advice: Ask questions. Do not be afraid to connect with those around you (professors, a family friend, etc.) -- you will likely find that people love to talk about their own career journey and professional experiences!

Fun Fact: I used to own a pet snake.

Outside of work: I love to play piano and guitar! I also enjoy hiking and going for walks.